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Hi All
Have joined bonesmart to have a chat with others about hip surgery - mine is tomorrow so no time like the present !!! Looking for any tips and advice pre-op and post op that would be helpful to get me moving !! Ed
 

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Hi @Eddzuno70 :wave:
Welcome to the forum.

Which hip is getting "cured" tomorrow?

I'm certain you are a bit nervous and don't know what led up to your THR, but mine was due to end-stage osteoarthritis, and I am so glad to get rid of that ever-worsening pain, decrease of mobility, and lack of sleep due to discomfort.

A bit late for alot of pre-op instructions :heehee: and they will take care of you at the hospital, but here are a few thoughts for when you get home
  • Tape down rug corners and electrical cords and make sure walkways are clear.
  • Place regularly used items at arm-level.
  • Pre-fill any prescriptions you may need after surgery. Might want to include stool softeners
  • Get some grabbers for retrieving dropped items
  • Prepare to use plenty of ice at home
  • Follow your pre-operative instructions
 

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You can even begin a recovery thread if you would like, and we can give you some postop advice to peruse. If you let me know which hip, we can get your signature fixed up and add you to our August Hip Surgery Group.:ok:
 

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I'm assuming your hip surgery is a replacement, please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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Thanks for the replies - It’s my left hip that’s being replaced @Mojo333 - sounds pretty similar to yours !!
 
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Thanks for the info @Eddzuno70
Yes, Mine were both pretty Done.
This surgery is the beginning of getting back to your life.
You're gonna do great!
 
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I'm going to leave you the post-op guidelines....we can re-post on your recovery thread.
Lots of short, helpful articles when you click on the links!
 

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Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary​
2. Control discomfort
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​

3. Do what you want to do BUT​
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you​
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​

4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these

5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

6. Access to these pages on the website


BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum! I just wanted to stop by to say hello and good luck tomorrow. You will do just fine. Hopefully you will have the experience that many of us have had and as soon as you arrive at the hospital or surgery center, they take over and give you such wonderful care. It helped my pre surgery jitters immensely.
 

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Hello @Eddzuno70
Best wishes for tomorrow. Will look forward to following your healing journey on the recovery side. See you there soon! :wave:
 

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